Holiday Security Reminder

The U.S. Embassy would like to remind U.S. citizens of the following security risks and practices throughout the holiday/festive season and beyond. While this information is specific to Gaborone, the same practices and vigilance are worth keeping in mind in other areas of the country as well. Criminal incidents tend to increase during the pre-holiday ...
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Personal Security Reminder

The recent announcement that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and plans to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem may spark protests, some of which have the potential to become violent. U.S. Embassy Gaborone, Botswana reminds U.S. citizens of the need for caution and awareness of personal security. Review ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Personal Security Reminder

Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Personal Security Reminder December 7, 2017 The recent announcement that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and plans to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem may spark protests, some of which have the potential to become violent. U.S. Embassy Gaborone, Botswana reminds U.S. citizens of the ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Malaria Awareness

The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens to take all available precautions to avoid contracting malaria. Recent heavy rains have caused overall malaria rates to rise in Botswana. While malaria is usually found primarily in the north of Botswana, local media have recently reported two deaths from malaria in the Palapye/Tswapong region and 27 cases of ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Anthrax Confirmed in Dead Hippos in the Okavango River

The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens to avoid all contact with dead animals, particularly hippopotamuses (hippos) found floating in or on land near the Okavango River. Botswana’s Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism has confirmed anthrax (Bacillus anthracis) as the cause of death of hippos found floating in the Okavango River from Namibia ...
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Emergency Preparedness for U.S. Citizens Living Abroad

U.S. citizens living abroad face a host of challenges, but no matter where we live, we are wise to be prepared for emergency situations that can result from natural disasters, technological & accidental hazards, terrorist attacks, social unrest, pandemics, or other reasons. The U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Botswana is providing this information about emergency preparedness ...
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Entry and Exit Requirements for Children in South Africa

This message serves as a reminder that on June 1, 2015, the South African Department of Home Affairs will institute new immigration regulations for the entry and exit of minors in South Africa, regardless of nationality. The Department of State has updated the “Entry, Exit, & Visa Requirements” information for South Africa on Travel.State.Gov . We urge all U.S. citizens ...
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